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Repairing the Genetic Mutation Caused by Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Feb 18, 2015 1:00:55 PM / by Shweta posted in Gene Therapy, genetic defects, gene editing, induced pluripotent stem cells, iPSCs, research, Stem Cells


Scientists corrected the defective genes of Duchenne muscular dystrophy disease by genome editing

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a devastating progressive disease that usually starts in early childhood. DMD occurs because of a mutated gene which fails to produce dystrophin, a protein which is important for the normal structure and function of muscle. Currently, no definitive treatments are available except for palliative therapy, which can only delay the symptoms of the disease. Moreover, available treatments are not completely effective, as they treat just one aspect of the disease, and they may have side effects in the long run.

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Cord Blood Stem Cell Transplantation Before Birth

Sep 15, 2014 1:00:43 PM / by Daisy posted in babies, genetic defects, in utero, plerixafor, research, stem cell transplantation, Stem Cells


We can begin the quest for health, healing, and happiness for our children in the womb with in utero cord blood stem cell transplantation

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